Armed with Science: The Navy’s Indoor Ocean

As many teams mentioned during the Wave Energy Prize Team Summit in April 2016, the Finalists are incredibly excited to test their 1/20th-scale WEC prototypes at the nation’s premier wave-making facility, the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Maneuvering and Seakeeping (MASK) Basin, at Carderock, Md. With testing beginning in less than two weeks, let’s take a closer look at this unique facility, which was featured in the official U.S. Department of Defense science blog, Armed with Science, last year. More »

Wave Energy Prize teams discuss their prize-challenge experiences “In Their Own Words”

As we near the Test and Evaluation Phase of the competition starting this August, our Finalists share their thoughts about participating in the Wave Energy Prize “in their own words” to date.

Here are two videos posted earlier this week with advice for opposing teams (by Paul Brewster of Sea Potential, Mike Morrow from M3 Wave and Marcus Lehmann from CalWave) and notes on device evolution (by Stewart Bible of Harvest Wave Energy), respectively.


Advice for Opposing Teams


Device Evolution


A third video, entitled “Innovation” (by Chris Retzler of Alternate team Mocean Energy) is also available.

All videos, recorded during Waterpower Week 2016 in Washington, D.C., can be found archived on the Wave Energy Prize website, as well as the official YouTube channel for the U.S. Department of Energy.

9 Finalists Move Forward in the Wave Energy Prize

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The Wave Energy Prize announced today that the nine finalist teams identified on March 1 will all proceed through Technology Gate 3 to test their 1/20th scale wave energy converter prototypes at the Navy’s Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin beginning next month. Many thanks to our Wave Energy Prize alternates who continued work on their technologies since March, and we wish the best of luck to the Finalist Teams as they put the finishing touches on their prototypes before shipping them to Carderock!